A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Phase IIb Trial Of An Autologous Tumor Lysate (Tl) + Yeast Cell Wall Particles (Ycwp) + Dendritic Cells (Dc) Vaccine Vs Unloaded Ycwp + Dc In Stage III And Stage Iv (Resected) Melanoma To Prevent Rec
Posted Date: Oct 25, 2017
- Investigator: Jeffrey Sussman
- Specialties: Hematology/Oncology, Oncology, Cancer, Skin Cancer
- Type of Study: Drug
The purpose of this study is to (1) produce and test a vaccine that is made from patient’s tumor cells and white blood cells to determine if it can prevent melanoma recurrence; (2) to look at the safety of the vaccine; and (3) to look at the immune system’s response to this vaccine. The vaccine is given by injections into patient's skin to see if it will cause development of a positive immune response against the tumor. This response may enable the body to slow or stop any recurrence of the tumor. The vaccine is an investigational drug, meaning it is not approved by the US FDA.
To Be Eligible For This Study, Patients Must Be Being Treated For Stage Iii Or Stage Iv Melanoma That Will Be Surgically Removed (Resected) And At High Risk For Recurrence.
Elios, Cancer, Vaccine, Melanoma
For More Information:
Uc Cancer Institute